John Sublett, Tridium CTO, introduces new Tridium President and General Manager, Jim Bland to the Niagara and ControlTrends community. Jim joins Tridium from Snapdata.io, a start-up company that designs and develops sensors, data communications hardware and analytics software. He also has managed several national and global businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises.
Facility managers and Industrial OEMs can remotely support devices and improve the facility’s comfort, safety and energy efficiency
Milpitas, California – November 17, 2016 – Sierra Monitor Corporation (OTCQB: SRMC), a provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that connect and protect high-value infrastructure assets, today announced that its industry-leading BACnet gateways, routers, and network explorers are now “IIoT-Empowered out-of-the-box” and are shipping with new software that allows customers to securely register, access, and manage their field-installed products from Sierra Monitor’s FieldPoP device cloud. By seamlessly and securely bridging BACnet-based facility networks to the cloud and using FieldPoP as a portal, facility managers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of industrial devices such as sensors and controllers, can remotely service and support devices and gain operational insights to improve the facility’s comfort, safety and energy efficiency.
Sierra Monitor’s line of gateway products including the EZ Gateway and QuickServer products are used by OEMs and integrators to connect devices that speak a variety of protocols such as Modbus, SNMP, LonWorks, N2, M-Bus, KNX, and more than a hundred other proprietary protocols to BACnet-based networks and management systems within a building or facility. Additionally, Sierra Monitor’s BACnet Router connects BACnet devices to BACnet/IP backbones, while the BACnet Explorer assists with installation and troubleshooting by discovering devices and data points on building and facility networks. The newly-released software enables all of Sierra Monitor’s gateways, routers and explorers to be securely connected to the FieldPoP device cloud with just a few clicks. In addition to serving as a service management portal, FieldPoP also serves as a data middleware layer that collects IIoT device data from the field and lets third-party applications incorporate that data in business and analytics applications. As a result, OEMs and facility managers can gain new insights leading to improvements in product quality, innovations in products and services, and identification of new revenue opportunities.
Customers who choose to take advantage of the pre-built integration between FieldServer products and the FieldPoP device cloud have a choice of “Freemium” options. Basic connectivity to the cloud over the Internet and the ability to remotely run the standard web user interface available on the FieldServer products are part of the standard package. Value-added “fog applications” that run on the FieldServer products such as a dashboard view of field devices and data, trend logs, control logic applications, data uploads to the cloud for long-term analysis, and real-time alerts and notifications to authorized personnel are offered as premium features.
“BACnet has emerged as the leading protocol used in building and facility automation,” said David Nardonne, Membership Manager at BACnet International, an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs and promotional activities. “The ability to securely and seamlessly bridge BACnet-based facility networks to the cloud is a significant addition to the BACnet toolkit.”
“This announcement underscores our commitment to be one of the leaders in bridging Operational Technology (OT) with Information Technology (IT),” said Varun Nagaraj, CEO of Sierra Monitor. “The FieldServer protocol translation gateway has long been a leader in the building and industrial automation markets. Now, with the pre-integration of FieldServer gateways, routers and explorers with the FieldPoP device cloud, we have made it extremely easy for our customers to take advantage of the cloud and the IIoT opportunity.”
About Sierra Monitor Corporation
Sierra Monitor Corporation addresses the industrial and commercial facilities management market with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that connect and protect high-value infrastructure assets.
The company’s FieldServer brand of protocol gateways is used by system integrators and OEMs to enable local and remote monitoring and control of assets and facilities. With more than 200,000 units, supporting over 140 protocols, installed in commercial and industrial facilities, FieldServer is the industry’s leading multi-protocol gateway.
Sierra Monitor’s Sentry IT fire and gas detection solutions are used by industrial and commercial facilities managers to protect their personnel and assets. Sentry IT branded controllers, sensor modules, and software are installed at thousands of facilities such as natural gas vehicle fueling and maintenance stations, wastewater treatment plants, oil and gas refineries and pipelines, parking garages, US Navy ships, and underground telephone vaults.
Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Milpitas, California, Sierra Monitor was founded in 1979 and has been a public company since 1989. By combining its distinguished track record in industrial sensing and automation with emerging IoT technologies such as cloud connectivity, big data, and analytics, Sierra Monitor is at the forefront of the emerging IIoT trend.
For more information visit: http://www.sierramonitor.com/
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CANDI PowerTools software offers seamless, secure access to legacy and new Internet of Things (IoT) devices and data within smart buildings. Oakland, Calif. – October 20, 2016 – CANDI today announced that its PowerTools software has been integrated with the Intel® Building Management Platform (Intel® BMP), which is now available. Intel® BMP is a manageable IoT platform with built-in security that enables cloud-based smart building applications and services with easy access to the data and things in small to mid- sized buildings.
CANDI-enabled gateways simplify smart building deployments by making it quick and easy—and often automatic—to integrate smart products such as meters, switches, thermostats, lights, sensors, cameras, and building controls. The PowerTools device and data management platform bridges the most popular building IoT protocols, providing secure and easy access to normalized data through standard APIs.
“The IoT is rapidly expanding across industries. In the facilities and energy management markets, robust new solutions for smart buildings such as the Intel® BMP are industry-changers,” said CANDI CEO Steve Raschke. “CANDI PowerTools software provides the bridge between the Intel® BMP and the end applications that make buildings smart and connected. We make it easy to access and use more data from more devices, with a cost-effective, cloud-based solution.”
CANDI’s bidirectional edge-to-cloud data services enable an ecosystem of partners to provide comprehensive solutions for energy and facilities management, remote monitoring and control, predictive maintenance and other compelling smart building applications.
Traditionally, the high cost of building management systems (BMS) has been difficult to justify for 90 percent of North America’s commercial buildings that are under 100,000 square feet. But the proliferation of low-cost, advanced IoT technologies and open, cloud-based platforms are transforming building automation technology. Until now, the challenge has been bridging disparate legacy and IoT protocols to make smart building capabilities cost effective and easy to deploy for the small to mid-market.
Easy-to-Deploy Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Platform Accelerates Solution Providers’ Time to Revenue
PowerTools software includes easy-to-use discovery and management tools that enable integrators to quickly find and provision hundreds of installed devices to collect data, and bridge systems across a wide and growing range of protocols. The software also provides unique two- way communication capabilities to unlock remote control and management of building systems for cloud-based provisioning, monitoring, and control.
This Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform reduces development time and effort for solution providers with a pre-integrated building management platform that helps them quickly deploy, monitor, and maintain data and devices for complete smart building applications. As a result,solution providers can quickly offer exciting new solutions that scale across more sites, reduce cost of deployment, access more data, and deliver new services to new markets.
For more information on CANDI PowerTools, visit: www.candicontrols.com
For more information on the Intel® Building Management Platform, visit: www.intel.com/bmp
CANDI is disrupting the cost and scalability limitations of the smart building market. Its innovative, open technology easily and cost-effectively connects devices and data to the services that create smart buildings. CANDI PowerTools software is built into leading, low-cost Internet of Things (IoT) gateways, enabling building managers, smart building systems integrators, and enterprise service providers to instantly integrate communication with legacy building systems and next-generation IoT sensors and devices. CANDI handles the complex protocol and networking problems required to integrate smart device communications and provides a secure cloud operations center so that customers can deploy and manage multiple locations and assets using popular smart building services—quickly, easily, and with significant ROI. For more information, visit www.candicontrols.com or email email@example.com.
WESTPORT, Conn., October 18, 2016 – Each year as part of its submission process, the AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition collects entry fees that are then donated in full to a charitable organization within regional proximity to the corresponding year’s show.
For 2017, the AHR Expo announces Opportunity Village as the recipient of $22,500 in AHR Expo Innovation Awards proceeds, to be directly applied toward HVACR upgrades and new equipment purchases at three existing and one new campus location.
Founded in 1954, Opportunity Village serves children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the southern Nevada community – aiming to enhance their lives via vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy and arts, and social recreation. Through its success in helping severely disabled citizens build friendships, career paths, independence and creative passions, Opportunity Village has grown to become Nevada’s largest non-profit community rehabilitation program.
“At its core, AHR Expo exemplifies all the ways in which HVACR can contribute toward making the world a more pleasant and productive place,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company, the Show managers. “We are proud to be able to extend this sentiment through donations to the HVACR needs of worthy organizations, and particularly those located right in the backyard of each year’s Show. With 2017’s donation, Opportunity Village receives the chance to increase its capacity to help Nevada’s disabled citizens – upgrading and expanding existing facilities that provide them with valuable support services from teaching life skills, to providing social recreation, to offering vocational and career-oriented training.”
Proceeds will specifically be applied to thermostat replacements and other HVACR system retrofits throughout Lied Center, located on the Opportunity Village West Oakey Campus. Constructed from 1990 to 1992, this is the oldest of the organization’s three current campuses, and as the organization’s primary location, houses numerous programs and services provided to its nearly 3,000 community clients.
In total, the organization owns three locations – the West Oakey, Ralph & Betty Engelstead and Walters Family campuses. Activities at a fourth North Campus location, currently leased by Opportunity Village, will eventually be moved to a new campus (on which construction is slated to commence in 2017).
“Opportunity Village is a primarily self-funded, not-for-profit organization and is the largest of its kind in Nevada,” said Cary Harned, senior grants and major gifts officer at Opportunity Village. “The Oakey Campus is home to most of our special fundraising events that support the programs and services we provide, and is just one part of an entire set of sites that require HVACR retrofits to better suit the clients and our events.”
Additionally, the funds will be applied toward transforming all campus sites into updated, efficient and dynamic spaces for Opportunity Village clients, staff and visitors. According to Harned, they will also increase the organization’s capacity for remaining a financially self-sufficient entity.
“We are incredibly grateful to the AHR Expo for their support of our organization,” continued Harned. “Every penny and in-kind donation counts when it comes to ensuring our clients are provided with the best facilities, programs, services and staff we can give them. We welcome this gift from the AHR Expo to provide amenities that will truly enhance our clients’ lives.”
For additional information on the 2017 AHR Expo, to be held January 30 to February 1 in Las Vegas, visit www.ahrexpo.com.
About AHR Expo
The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), which began more than 85 years ago as a heating and ventilation show, has now grown into one of the world’s largest HVACR events. The Exposition is held annually in key markets and major cities across the U.S., hosting close to 2,000 exhibitors and bringing in crowds of 60,000 industry professionals. The Show provides a unique forum for the HVACR community to come together and share new products, technologies, and ideas. The event is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, and is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.
About Opportunity Village
Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities (“OVIPs”) in southern Nevada to enhance their lives and the lives of the families who care for them. Since 1954, Opportunity Village has been dedicated to helping people with severe intellectual and related disabilities live more meaningful lives. Through vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, arts and social recreation, citizens with severe disabilities are able to make new friends, realize future career paths, seek independence and community integration and unleash creative passions.
Annually, Opportunity Village serves approximately 3,000 OVIPs and their families and does so without charge to them. It is a primarily self-funded organization, generating 80% of its budget through fiscal conservatism, service and in-house employment & training contracts and fundraising efforts. For FY2017, its operations/program budget stands at $25,211,638 and does not include the OV’s 5-year Capital Campaign (goal-$150 million with $106 million raised to date) which is raised separately. OV does not rely on federal or state funding to sustain its programs and services.
In its 62 years of service to southern Nevada, Opportunity Village has served tens of thousands of families, increased positive community awareness of people with disabilities, provided programs that are germane to individual needs, jobs and the local economy. They have fought for the civil and social rights everyone expects and deserves and offered choices to people and their families that further their work and social lives.
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Echelon Corp. Delivers First-Of-Its-Kind Converged Controller For Buildings, Lighting And Other IoT Applications
he New SmartServer Release Is a Platform for Integrating a Wide Range of Applications with Power Line Meshing to Expand the Reach of Connected Networks
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Echelon Corp., a leading independent control networking company for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), today announced the availability of a first-of-its-kind converged controller for building automation, lighting controls and Internet of Things applications combined with power line communication meshing capability. SmartServer 2.2 is a universal gateway and controller for multiple protocols including LON, BACnet and Modbus offering customers a broader selection of devices that can be easily integrated into, and managed by one head-end user interface.
The SmartServer 2.2 supports power line communication meshing which enhances outdoor lighting networks by maximizing the capacity of a single controller. As a result, fewer segment controllers are required which gives customers greater cost efficiency. The ability to integrate a wide range of lighting, building and IoT devices at greater distances enables customers to expand the reach, scale and performance of their connected networks, as well as the ability to implement standalone networks.
Enhanced connected networks give customers the flexibility to customize a mix of applications such as:
- Integrating parking lot lighting with building automation for simplified installation, management and maintenance
- Creating sound masking for enhanced productivity
- Interfacing between two or more emergency systems for improved safety
For example, a building’s intercom and call boxes can be integrated into the building automation infrastructure for a customized security system. In the event of an emergency evacuation, all doors can automatically unlock and the event can be immediately communicated internally to employees, and externally to first responders for a safe and rapid exit by building occupants.
“Having the ability to offer a solution that crosses both building automation and lighting control will give our customers more options with regard to the types of systems they can create that help support their overall business objectives. For instance, customers that have large buildings and large parking lots can now have a single control for the entire system. This can save them lots of valuable manpower,” said Alan Slabodkin, Vice President, Western Allied. “The integrated solution can also enable us to expand our customer base because we’ll be able to offer a wider range of customized, automated systems that address the needs of new and different markets.”
Incorporating feedback from its customers, Echelon built the SmartServer 2.2 on open standards, allowing customers the flexibility to easily add Internet of Things applications and connect a wide range of devices for a more robust, integrated system. Performance enhancements reduce commissioning time and increase responsiveness of Web pages that interact with the converged controller. Peer-to-peer connection capability for all applications lets integrators use SmartServer 2.2 to create networks that provide rapid response to events. For example, lights in a parking garage can be programmed to automatically illuminate when a car triggers a motion sensor in that specific location, allowing the garage owners to create a safer and more inviting environment, while reducing their energy consumption and cost.
“The insight we have into the challenges that our partners and their customers are trying to address helped us recognize that one integrated, scalable network that they can use to manage their systems and applications would be a huge advantage,” said Rick Schuett, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Echelon. “Customers now have a platform on which they can easily add on smart, Internet-based applications and dynamically adjust systems to continuously meet their ever changing and growing business demands.”
SmartServer 2.2 is currently available. Versions of SmartServer 2.2 are available with support for the two most commonly used communications media for LON networks which are free topology (FT) twisted pair and power line (PL) carrier using existing power lines for communication. All SmartServer versions also support Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP devices. A driver is available from ConnectEx that adds support for BACnet MS/TP and BACnet/IP devices.
Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ:ELON), a pioneer in developing open-standard control networking platforms, delivers elements necessary to design, install, monitor and control industrial-strength ‘communities of devices’ within the lighting, building automation, Internet of Things and related markets worldwide. Echelon sells its lighting products under the Lumewave by Echelon brand and its building automation and other IIoT-related products as part of its IzoT® platform. With more than 100 million Echelon-powered devices installed worldwide, Echelon helps its customers to easily and safely migrate existing control systems to the most modern platforms, while bringing new devices and applications into an ever-growing global Industrial Internet. Echelon helps its customers reduce operational costs, enhance satisfaction and safety, grow revenues and perform better in both established and emerging markets. More information about Echelon can be found at www.echelon.com.
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This press release may contain statements relating to future plans, events or performance. Such statements may involve risks and uncertainties, the risk that Echelon’s offerings by themselves or combined with other applications or offerings do not perform as designed or do not offer the expected benefits and savings; risks associated with international sales; and other risks identified in Echelon’s SEC filings. Actual results, events and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Echelon undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Building Automation Expert Heads New Software Development Company. Larry Andriunas announces launch of Kodaro, LLC
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Larry Andriunas announces the launch of Kodaro, LLC, a software development company which he will lead from California’s Bay Area. Operating in the building automation industry, Kodaro is hard at work creating ways to connect building controls through software drivers, software applications, and enterprise solutions.
“I’m very excited about launching Kodaro,” said Andriunas, a 28-year building controls expert. “The building automation industry is at an interesting time where new technologies are finally converging. Kodaro will lead the way for innovation in support of contractors and integrators.”
Prior to Kodaro, Andriunas worked his way up through Honeywell’s ranks, [Read more…]
Offshore wind energy holds the promise of significant environmental and economic benefits for the United States. It is an abundant, low-carbon, domestic energy resource. It is located close to major coastal load centers, providing an alternative to long-distance transmission or development of electricity generation in these land-constrained regions. Once built, offshore wind farms could produce energy at low, long-term fixed costs, which can reduce electricity prices and improve energy security by providing a hedge against fossil fuel price volatility.
Realizing these benefits will require overcoming critical challenges in three strategic themes: 1) reducing the costs and technical risks associated with domestic offshore wind development, 2) supporting stewardship of U.S. waters by providing regulatory certainty and understanding and mitigating environmental risks of offshore wind development, and 3) increasing understanding of the benefits and costs of offshore wind energy.
The U.S. Department of Energy, through its Wind Energy Technologies Office, and U.S. Department of the Interior, through its Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, have jointly produced this updated national strategy to facilitate the responsible development of offshore wind energy in the United States.
This is a great video from Kyle Gargaro, NEWS editor-in-chief, that delivers a straightforward message to high school graduates. As we read in the Johnson Controls’ white paper written by Renee Joseph entitled “Elevating the HVACR industry: Promoting exciting careers to diverse prospects can help address staffing shortages,” we are facing a double whammy: While our HVACR Industry is experiencing a 21% increase in HVACR mechanic and installer jobs through 2022, a survey by The Friday Group, an international firm providing facilities management consulting services to commercial business and government, projected that up to 60 percent of facility management staff – electricians, plumbers, HVAC mechanics, operations and maintenance workers and others – will retire in the next five to seven years.
Imagine that, a double-digit growth in an industry that is already starving for qualified people, and in 5-7 years, 60% of the existing HVAC professionals will be retired! Is the sky falling or what? In light of the severe shortages ahead, this video needs maximum exposure. And, If more high school students were able to see this simple and straightforward message about the college realities versus the benefits of an HVACR career, we could possibly turn some heads in the HVACR direction, and hopefully, they will not only turn, but learn, and be ready — in the nick of time.
Join Orange ButtonSM and the industry leaders who will drive down solar costs. The Orange ButtonSM initiative has launched! As part of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot initiative, Orange Button supports the creation and adoption of industry-led open data standards for rapid and seamless data exchange across the solar value chain from origination to decommissioning.
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RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) APRIL 28, 2016: Project Haystack Adds New Members Demonstrating Continued Acceptance of the Organization’s Standards for Semantic Modeling and Tagging of Device and Equipment Data.
The Project Haystack Organization, a collaborative community addressing the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling and tagging to streamline the interchange of data among different systems, devices, equipment and software applications in order to lower the cost of intelligent building and IoT solutions, today announced three new Associate Member companies – Arup, Connexx Energy and Intellastar Technology.
The Project Haystack Organization (http://www.project-haystack.org), a collaborative community addressing the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling and tagging to streamline the interchange of data among different systems, devices, equipment and software applications in order to lower the cost of intelligent building and IoT solutions, today announced three new Associate Member companies.
The new Project Haystack Associate Member companies are:
Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through their work, they make a positive difference in the world, highlighting their mission statement ‘We shape a better world.’ The firm looks at every project with a fresh perspective, no matter how big or small it may be. They support and promote in its people a willingness to think laterally. Often, this willingness to take a creative approach produces ideas and concepts that may not have been immediately obvious, but which often deliver the best solutions.
Investing heavily in research and development is important to Arup as it informs its approach to projects, and keeps it focused on ‘future-proofing’ its design, as well as best practices. It also invests in skills networks and facilitates the constant exchange of ideas between its people, no matter where they are based or what discipline they belong to.
Arup believes that ‘semantic tagging’ is critical in the future world of ‘big data’ and ‘Internet of Things’ connected devices to ensure that it is easy to identify. Building control system data is commonly poorly labelled and named, which means that when any other software or system wants to extract the data, it cannot easily identify what it is. “Becoming a member of Project Haystack is very exciting. Our common goals mean we can collaborate to create innovative building systems which provide easy and understandable access to the wealth of available data. We look forward to working together in the future.” Richard Reid, Arup.
Connexx Energy is a recognized leader, developer and implementer of ‘last mile’ energy solutions for Smart Grid and Smart Buildings. The company’s Connexxion® is a SaaS Data Management Platform that combines the core functionalities of IT and OT with secure connectivity, normalization, tagging, data modeling, analytics and integration of smart energy data into the corporate business intelligence layer. Connexxion® eases the challenge of integrating data from diverse systems and applications to effectively analyze, visualize, and derive value from the data.
Intellastar Technology is at the Intersection of Smart Buildings and Smart Grid. The InferStack Software Platform is deployed in Servers and T-Star Field Devices, communicates over Intellastar Connect Cellular Data Service, to provide a complete technology to deliver Smart Buildings and Smart Grid solutions.
InferStack connects to the in-building systems to provide Energy Monitoring and Analysis, Analytics for Fault Detection and Diagnostic, Control for Plant Optimization–all features to make a smart building and reduce energy consumption and waste. On the Smart Grid front, Intellastar capabilities include revenue grade metering for monitoring and settlement, automated demand response, time of day pricing and micro grid control and optimization.
These new members join the existing Associate Members and the founding member companies: Airmaster, J2 Innovations, Lynxspring, Siemens, SkyFoundry, Wattstopper and Yardi/Enerliance.
About Project Haystack: Since its formation in March of 2011, The Project Haystack organization (a 501C non-profit trade association) has grown tremendously providing the industry with an open-source, collaborative environment to address the challenge of making data self describing through the use of semantic modeling also known as data tagging. The work developed by the Project Haystack community streamlines the process of managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amount of data produced by smart devices and equipment systems. Project Haystack techniques can be used with virtually any type of system and device data and is not tied to any vendor or communication protocol. More information about Project Haystack is available at: http://www.project-haystack.org.
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